Empowering women and girls to fully enjoy their Human Rights
Working towards a society free from all forms of gender based violence and discrimination against women and girls
30% of girls do not live to their full potential
Violence against women and girls such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), rape, defilement, child marriage, sexual assault and domestic violence are globally recognized and condemned as breaching basic human rights. I_Rep Foundation was founded to conduct information dissemination and sensitization against all forms of violence against women and girls with an aim of creating awareness of the causes and consequences of violence and build capacity of partners and volunteers to prevent and respond to violence.
"Empower the girl, empower the community"
To be the influential voice to end all forms of gender based violence and abuse in order to achieve a safe society that recognizes, values and respects the rights and dignity of girls and women.
A society free from all forms of violence against women and girls.
Defending the rights of the vulnerable members of the community by strengthening the voice of women and the community to speak out against FGM, child marriages, rape among others
Where we came from
Where we are and our future
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Rescued from forced marriage
The story of a 13 year old girl who was forcibly abducted by a married man to be a second wife. Where are the societal norms we believe to have? Are we truly responsible if we are not creating a safe environment for our girls? This girl was taken away from her home by a group of men who knew nothing could be done concerning the ordeal. Can she trust anybody anymore including her own parents? With intervention of I_Rep Foundation, she was rescued and now she is continuing with her secondary education. Read her story...
Bring back Belinda
It has been over a month since she was forcibly kidnapped one night from her home by a group of more than 30 men who hatched up a plan to abduct her. Her dream was to complete her studies, secure a job and help her family; but till she is rescued, her education stands at the brink of termination. Belinda was robbed of her future at only 13 because of forced marriage. Read her story…
9 years. Over 5000 girls reached
Areas of focus
Female genital mutilation (FGM)
Child/ forced marriages
women’s and girl’s empowerment
Why we do what we do
The vastness of our community and the cultural connotations makes it difficult to reach the victims in their rural villages in times of need. The Foundation employs a voluntary “trumpet call” to the community to engage fully in decision making and in the process of development to abandon these retrogressive cultural practices that serve to disenfranchise women from actively participating in community activities while at the same time achieving their life dreams
"I am responsible"
Most society disputes are because we are not all responsible.
Taking into account that we are all part of the society, if we all change our way of thinking, being, acting and investing our money, our society model will change for good.
Personal Social Responsibility is the way we as individuals perform our daily life as members of the society –basing our decisions on a desire to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the positive impacts on the social, environmental and economic in the long run. This range of personal behavior, directly and indirectly shows the economic, legal, ethical, discretionary and environmental actions derived from the individual's role in the society, the environment and the world as a whole. Challenges occur when community members overlook the impact of their actions on others as well as themselves in the long run